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Hall Lane


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Curriculum Overview 2017-18

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Autumn Term 2017

This term the children will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.  


Wednesday 11th October  (Miss Craggs)

Thursday 12th October (Miss Milne)

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle


Friday 10th November (Miss Craggs)

Monday 13th November (Miss Milne)

Bob's Allotment & Sainsbury's


Thursday 7th December (Miss Craggs)

Friday 8th December (& Miss Milne)

Chopwell Woods, County Durham

Autumn Term 2017

This term the children will be learning about the cross-curricular theme of Sticks and Twigs.  This is based around the Julia Donaldson book ‘Stickman’. The children will be investigating and exploring in our wildlife garden and will enjoy making dens. The book will be the focus of literacy and numeracy activities within the classroom too. After half term they will be learning about the cross-curricular theme of ‘Celebrations and Festivals’. They will look closely at the Hindu festival of Divali and Christmas.  The children will be learning about important symbols and looking at artefacts, as well as chopping down a Christmas tree for the classroom.

Hatton Gallery, October 2017